[nycbug-talk] Re: [IP] Verizon blocks European email by default.
john at unixen.org
Tue Jan 18 01:48:20 EST 2005
Are you guys aware of this? Dang.
I have been seeing an odd paucity from source-changes at cvs.openbsd
on-and-off, recently. Might be related, probably not, that list server
is in the US.
On Monday 17 January 2005 03:29 pm, David Farber wrote:
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> From: "Trei, Peter" <ptrei at rsasecurity.com>
> Date: Mon, 17 Jan 2005 15:10:39 -0500
> To: <dave at farber.net>
> Subject: Verizon blocks European email by default.
> For IP, if you wish.
> Verizon has taken to blocking all email from Europe, in an
> attempt to reduce spam.
> Quote from Verizon to Wired: "If it's really important
> you might want to make a phone call."
> Peter Trei
> US ISP Verizon is persisting with a controversial policy of
> blocking email sent from Europe. Since 22 December, mail
> servers at verizon.net have been configured not to accept
> connections from Europe by default.
> Paul Wood, chief information analyst at email security firm
> MessageLabs, said it took Verizon two days to whitelist the
> IP addresses of its European messaging servers from the time
> it first complained its international users were having
> problems sending email to customers of the US ISP.
> Verizon three million DSL customers waiting for emails
> from Europe were advised to use alternative forms of
> communication. "If it's really important you might want
> to make a phone call," he said.
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